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Mat leads Central Research Laboratory's team in developing their programmes and shaping long-term strategy. Alongside this, he builds external partnerships across the private, public and non-profit sector, and represents CRL in the worlds of design, technology and public policy.
Mat’s career has focused on design-led innovation across a number of fields; firstly at global innovation consultants IDEO, in both San Francisco and London, developing digital products, services and strategies, then as Chief Design Officer at the UK Design Council where he led pioneering work bringing design and startup practice to public and non-profit sectors. He also established the Design Council Spark product investment fund accelerator.